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is going to break it down for us. what do these plans do with all that money? >> first off, the $50 billion infrastructure program would rebuild or build 150,000 miles of road, 4000 miles of railroad track, 115 miles of airport runways. essentially, that would be paid for with taxes on the oil and gas industries. it's a six-year program, no new jobs created immediately, and much of the criticism is that it is essentially a payoff to the unions. there is a second plan to be unveiled tomorrow, the "wall street journal" saying that this is a $200 billion plan, $200 billion worth of tax breaks for businesses. it would speed up the writeoff, for example, bill, you spend $10,000 on a computer right now, and immediately, that $10,000 comes off your business income, taxable business income. overall, no new jobs created immediately, some say that this is the president scrambling because his polls on the economy are looking very, very bad, and both of those plans would require a vote in congress, which is not likely. bill: wow, so here we are, post labor day. i can't think of a bigger issue in the co
van, rescuers required to use the jaws of life. the driver of that mini van, reportedly taken to a hospital for treatment. there's one report out of boston that says brady went to gillette stayed tpoupl morning workouts. more from boston. there's the intersection now. more from boston as we get it. breaking news on "america's newsroom". >>> you want headline? here's the headline for you, america. is the u.s. losing its competitive edge? now ranking fourth among 139 countries. the world economic forum citing a trillion dollars decifit, public distrust of government, and rising debt as the reasons for that slide. $13 trillion, that's a lot of numbers. good morning, everybody, i'm bill hemmer. welcome to "america's newsroom". martha: good morning, thank you for starting our morning that way! you don't even get a medal -- a medal in fourth place! you know who has replaced us? switzerland. i kid you not. bill: not even a bronze. we've got brand new jobless numbers in, the labor department reporting $451,000 people filed for first-time unemployment claims in the past week. stu varne
on in the election period. bill: are you at a hardware store, and small business in america, they have told us repeatedly they've been ignored. as we reflect in 2010 on the differences for the first contract in 1994, how different is it, shannon? >> reporter: well, even in just a rollout bill that you can see, that rollout back in 1994, contract with america, was on the steps of the u.s. capitol, everybody was in a suit and tie, there were dozens of lawmakers and candidates who actually physically signed on to this pledge, these ten items. today, we're out in suburban virginia, outside of washington, it's at a lumber yard, and this rollout today is going to start with a small business round table, they it's all about focusing on jobs, the economy, the folks we've seen here this morning, congressmen and women, they're not in suits and ties, they've got their shirt sleeves rolled up and are ready to get down to business. they want this to be a different rollout. they say a lot of the ideas are parallel from 1994 but they say this time they listened to the american people, they say these ideas co
the pressure on as long as we can. the u.s. officials say the threats come from a variety of sources. bill: i'm losing count here, how many strikes in the past few weeks, steve. >> reporter: it's hard to count exactly. they don't give us the exact numbers, but there has been some assessment over there, according to the "wall street journal" there have been at least 20 drone strikes so far this month in the tribal regions of pakistan, that's across the border inside pakistan, the highest monthly toelt in the last six years. the necessity was hammered home during a recent congressional hearing on terror. >> today al-qaida and are in pakistan is at one of its weakest points, i would stress that the group has time and time again proven its resill lens and remains a very capable and determined area. >> reporter: the cia doesn't confirm or talk about the strikes, it is no secret it takes place. they say when conditions allow us to act in strict accord with the law we do. that's the bottom line. bill: a good reminder this war is far from over. we've seen the highest number of attacks by drones in pa
for joining us today. >> thank you. >> see you tomorrow. bill: hey tkpwaoeurbgs thanks to you also, a great show this morning. breaking details involving a terror arrest, police say this man, 22-year-old, planted a fake bomb in a trash can in chicago, about a block from wrigley field and that he had more targets in mind, a lot to learn about this story. it's breaking right now and i'm bill hemmer, how you doing, martha? martha: doing well, good morning, everybody. i'm martha maccallum. we are learning disturbing details about the man, sami samir hassoun. >> we considered him to be a serious threat to the public and if we didn't provide him with the materials he thought were need to carry out his plot he could have gone to someone aelts, got the assistance -- gotten the assistance he needed and carried out the attacks. martha: he told agents he wanted to terrorize chicago to create chaos. we're getting a report from chicago and will get it to you shortler. >> a shooting at the fort woods army base in texas ends with a gunman shot dead and two victims wounded, army officials say it happened i
've been this is an enormous fire because. if you take a look at south of us, that's where the fire is going on there, it's a neighborhood that's being protected by firefighters. they're there, just in case these keupbdz winds shift again and right now they're blowing from us towards the fire, so i would say away from we are now. in a few minutes that we've been here, we've seen the flames brought down quite a bit. you can't really see flames from where we're standing at this point but certainly this is in a very tens situation in this neighborhood and frankly a lot of the neighbors have been out, trying to simply lend a hand to the police, firefighters, they've been directing traffic, telling people to stay out where they shouldn't be going, keeping cars away from the emergency personnel area where they're trying it get. this is a neighborhood on guard, watching out for each other, watching out for the emergency personnel as well. when we first got out here, as i was telling you, when we first got out here, the flames were quite a bit bigger. walk to your left here and look at that
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